The ninth round of the Lucas Oil Motocross championship was wet and muddy. The Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha riders thrived in the mud; all three finishing in the top five. Rookie, Aaron Plessinger, really stood out with his speed and control in the slippery conditions. He went 5-4 and got his first podium of the season. Webb was 2nd and 1st, which earned him his second overall win in a row. Martin went 9-3, which placed him fifth overall.
Cooper Webb’s return from injury has brought back a familiar scene that we saw at the 2014 outdoor nationals. Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha riders Webb and Martin were in a league of their own at the eighth round at Martin’s home track in Minnesota. Martin qualified fastest in both practices but lost the use of his clutch early on in the first moto. His outright speed allowed him to stay in the game, and he managed to finish third. Webb worked his way into the lead and ran away with the win. In the second moto, Martin took the holeshot, rode his own race, and won the moto by twenty-five seconds. Webb was next in line; finishing second, which awarded him the overall. Rookie Aaron Plessinger had two strong top ten finishes, and finished sixth overall.
All eyes were on the Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha riders this Fourth of July, at the infamous Redbud round, of the series. Cooper Webb may have made a come-back last weekend, but this weekend we had the pleasure of seeing him race with all the qualities that earned him his Supercross title. The deeply competitive teammates, Martin and Webb battled for the lead in both motos. Martin went on to win both motos, and Webb went five-four; taking third overall. The team’s rookie Plessinger had two strong rides of coming through the pack and got seventh overall. Anthony Rodriguez finished thirteenth in the first moto and crashed out in the second moto.
Budds Creek marked the halfway point, as round six, in the twelve race series. Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha had a full team, with the return of Cooper Webb and Anthony Rodriguez. The wet and muddy conditions resulted in the cancelation of the second time practice. Martin got fourth overall, Webb eighth, Rodriguez twenty-second, and Plessinger eighteenth.
Jeremy Martin and Aaron Plessinger had their work cut out for them at the fifth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, at High Point Raceway, PA. The Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha riders came from the back of the pack, in both motos, and worked their way through the field. Martin was able to salvage as many points as he could, and took third overall for the day. Plessinger finished ninth in the first moto and tenth in the second-taking ninth overall.